Included in a bond bill recently passed by the Massachusetts Senate is an amendment, sponsored by State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), for $230,000 toward parks and recreation improvements in the City of Methuen.
Specifically, the secured funds may be used toward expenses associated with upgrades to playground equipment at Veterans Park and Forest Lake, the installation of fitness trails in city parks, and other park and open space improvements across the City of Methuen.
“With COVID-19 continuing to prevent community members from congregating indoors, providing well-maintained open spaces for Methuen residents is more crucial than ever,” said DiZoglio. “During and beyond this emergency, this investment will help to ensure all generations, young and old, have vibrant and safe outdoor environments to enjoy. While the ultimate release of these funds depends on the approval of the Governor’s administration, securing them in the Senate is a necessary and important step in process. We are hopeful the administration will see the value in the city’s endeavors to invest in our parks and open spaces at a time when they are especially needed.”
“We would like to thank Senator DiZoglio for securing a $230,000 bond for parks and recreation improvements for the City of Methuen,” said Methuen Mayor Neil Perry. “With coronavirus still preventing people from congregating freely in enclosed spaces, providing safe and well-maintained open spaces for our residents is more important than ever before. We appreciate Senator DiZoglio’s continued advocacy for Methuen.”